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Islanders trolled by North Carolina's Governor after loss to Canes

Published May 1, 2024 at 5:50 PM
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North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper burned the New Islanders good after the team was eliminated from the 2024 Stanley Cup Playoffs by the Carolina Hurricanes

Lots of politicians in the modern era are used to trash-talking, and Roy Cooper, Governor of North Carolina, is no exception. Cooper got in a good one following the Carolina Hurricanes 4-1 series win over the New York Islanders in the first round of the 2024 Stanley Cup Playoffs.

After Carolina eliminated the Isles last night by winning game 5 6-3, Cooper thanked New York for being a good "warm up" team for the Canes.

"Always appreciate the @NYIslanders for the Stanley Cup playoff warm up. 12 to go."




Just in case you're keeping score like Cooper obviously is, this is the second year in a row that the Hurricanes have beaten the New York Islanders. Not everyone took Cooper's trash talking well.

"You are 0-12 in your last three Eastern Conference Finals. Show some class and relax little man."


"Looking forward to you winning the next round and then doing your annual choke."


If you haven't caught the gist of the replies, the last time the Carolina Hurricanes went past the conference finals was 2006 when they won the Stanley Cup. It was the first, and only Stanley Cup in the team's history.

The Carolina Hurricanes X account, in true fashion, also got in on the trash-talking, making sure to rub the loss into the faces of Islanders fans. The Canes account is well-known for slinging mud on a number of occasions, with some thinking they went too far.


The Islanders didn't make much of a splash in the 2024 Stanley Cup playoffs, which isn't a huge surprise given the kind of season they had. At one point, it looked like making the post season was a pipe dream at best. Patrick Roy will get his first full season behind the bench with the Isles in 2024-25.
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